MERIDEN — A woman faces a first-degree larceny charge after police said she stole more than $40,000 while she worked as a bookkeeper for a local company.
Stephanie Kulowski, 32, of 61 Sexton St., New Britain, appeared in Meriden Superior Court on Thursday. Her case was continued to March 18.
On Sept. 13, 2017, Vincent Nanfito, owner of Nanfito Roofing and Siding, and his current accountant reported the former bookkeeper, Kulowski, stole money from the company, according to a police report.
Kulowski was hired in September 2015. Her duties included managing the company books, bank accounts, payables and receivables, the report said. Kulowski was responsible for the roofing company and AVT Construction. Nanfito told police he noticed discrepancies in mid-2017 and confronted Kulowski. Kulowski told Nanfito that she could explain the discrepancies before she was eventually fired.
Police discovered a $12,588 discrepancy in the AVT Construction accounts. The discrepancies were from checks made out to Kulowski by Kulowski, the report said. For the Nanfito roofing accounts, Kulowski would indicate in records that checks were paid to other companies but would write the actual check to herself. The total loss to the roofing company was $32,254.
Kulowski told police she was instructed by Nanfito to pay the contractors in cash, the report said. Nanfito denied the claim.
She was arrested on Nov. 20
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